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Snowball Buddies

from Susan Claudino Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Snowball Buddies
Snowball Buddies
Snowball Buddies
Snowball Buddies
Snowball Buddies
Snowball Buddies

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • k2tog (decrease)
  • kfb (increase)
  • purl
  • bind-off
  • picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

Snowball Buddies are a super quick knit that use very little yardage so they are ideal for leftovers and stash busting. They would be perfect for hanging on your tree, topping gifts or giving as gifts, stocking stuffers, and kid or pet toys!

Materials & Tools

Worsted Weight yarn
MC - approx 20 - 30 yds
CC - approx 10 yds of each contrast color
Needle size will vary depending on the knitters tension. I recommend going down 1 - 2 sizes from the smallest needle size for the recommended gauge on the yarn label. For example: On a worsted weight yarn I use a US 5 or US 6.
this project can be worked on DPN's, 2 circs or a 40" circular for Magic Loop (my preferred method) just make sure to distribute your stitches evenly for working in the round
tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
stitch marker (optional) for marking the beginning of round
safety eyes & nose - I used 7.5 & 6mm eyes & 12mm noses on my samples purchased from seller 6060 on Etsy
wool felt for owl eyes & beak
embroidery floss or yarn scraps for hanging ornament
buttons, beads, bells for embellishing (optional)

This design is a variation on a single theme. The instructions are for a sweater wearing mouse, a hat wearing owl & reindeer and a scarf wearing bunny, but please mix and match as you like!
Thank you & happy knitting!


  • any weight yarn may be used
  • circular needles for magic loop, 2 circs or dpn's

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • saftey eyes & nose